When it comes time for your annual review or you want to ask for a raise, you likely know that you’ll need to back up your request for more money or a better title with examples of your good work.
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If you're looking for a raise, or looking for a new job and dread the question "So how much are you looking to make?", you're walking into a minefield that could either result in you making a good, fair wage, or getting underpaid from the start. Here are some things to avoid when it's time to talk turkey.
If you want to boost your professional value and build a better career, you'll want to diversify and hone your skills. Personal finance writer David Carlson suggests periodically searching job postings to learn which skills are in demand.
Aaargh! You just found out that your coworker makes more than you do, even though you both do the same kind of work, you've been there longer and you do a better job. You feel demoralized, insulted by your employer and resentful of your coworker. Before you protest, here's how to handle the situation professionally.